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Learn About A Social Adult Day Program

Learn About A Social Adult Day Program

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Today we are lucky to have Ann Selfridge the Founder/CEO of the ACT Care Group, who directs a Social Adult Day Program in New York for people with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.  She also provides case management for families to help them link to services that will help the families have support to keep their loved ones at home and in the community.  Let’s listen to what Ann has learned!

 

Contact Information for Ann Selfridge with the ACT Care Group

Website:  http://www.ACTCareGroup.com

Email:  ACTCares@Gmail.com

Phone:   718-442-7467

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AdultsCommunicatingTogether/

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/actcaregroup/

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Find a Memory Cafe & Get Resources

We all know having a wealth of appropriate resources available to us when looking for caregiving answers is critically important. The more options you have available to you, the better you can make caregiving decisions for your loved one.

Through our KalendarKards Memory Support System, Memory Joggers, and Memory Cafe Directory, we’re very proud to be one key source of support. However, we wanted to share even more, and today we’re focusing on resources to assist Memory Cafes.

Here at KalendarKards, we often say we provide “comfort and confidence” through the use of our System. Who better with whom to work on this resource-sharing effort than someone who strives to move us from “crisis to comfort?”

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Color Your Mind by Maria Shriver

“This is an amazing book which brings a holistic approach to engaging those with dementia and their care partners.  I love how Maria intertwines the simple yet creative works of coloring which has been embraced by so many people looking for a peacefulness within and now has created a product specifically designed for those living with dementia.”

~  Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks

 

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The SHARE Program: Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education

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The SHARE Program:

Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education  

Thursday we will have Carol Whitlatch, Assistant Director of Research & Education and Senior Research Scientist at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging with us.  For over 25 years, Dr. Whitlatch studied a variety of topics related to family caregiving including: developing and evaluating intervention programs including the SHARE program (Support, Health, Activities, Resources and Education) which she will talk to us about today.  Join the conversation!

Contact Information For Carol Whitlatch:

www.benrose.org/share

216.373.1693

share@benrose.org

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3 Important Points to Help Fight Caregiver Stress

3 Important Points to Help Fight Caregiver Stress

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Caregiver stress: a problem that we believe everyone needs to put more attention and emphasis on. The gravity of this issue is massive, that one in three caregivers has been reported as depressed. And with approximately 43.5 million individuals caring for an older adult, the fear of losing out to dread is high.

As such, we want to take this opportunity for care recipients, baby boomers, and caregivers alike to have a deeper understanding of this type of stress. It is our hope that as more people are made aware of this issue, we can all help fight – and prevent – caregiver stress.

Counting the Hours and Months

Individuals who provide custodial care for a longer period of time are more likely to state they are in poor health. Caregivers who provide 20 or more hours of care describe their health condition as poor, with almost half (46%) of higher-hour caregiver respondents to be emotional stressful as well. Also, 20% of caregivers providing care for five years or more have also stated the same description. Correspondingly, the older a caregiver is, the higher the risk of stress and health risks of settling in.

Caregiver Stress is Real Among Families

Family caregivers, or those who look after a spouse or a family member, are more likely to have stress. Married women, in particular, have a higher chance of being exposed to stress than single individuals. Also, complex situations (an example is looking after an Alzheimer’s patient) has a higher level of stress compared to other caregiving situations.

Insurance Coverage Makes a Difference

With caregiving as an essential during the retirement years, certain steps are needed to help these unsung heroes from being placed in situations that’ll induce stress. Purchasing insurance policies, such as Long Term Care Insurance or Medicare Supplemental Plans will provide caregivers a lighter load of a burden to manage. Long Term Care Insurance can help address the custodial care expected amongst boomers; a Medicare Supplement will help in paying for expensive out-of-pocket medical charges.

We can help make a difference by identifying and making the necessary preparations to combat caregiver stress. With all of the services that the majority of caregivers provide for recipients, not to mention their numerous sacrifices, it is high time to give back to these heroes. Make sure to purchase insurance coverage – we all deserve the best.

About the Author:

Leandro Mueller

As the Online Content Director of FreeMedSuppQuotes, Leandro Mueller aims to push for awareness and promotion of the many benefits of the best Medicare Supplement plans in the market. Additionally, he is interested and keen in marketing and advertising strategies. He hopes that his work will help boomers and retirement industry experts alike in their lives.

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Architect Of Change – Moving Humanity Forward

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk – Does It Work For Those Living with Dementia?

Alzheimer’s Association:

Walk, Structure, Support, Funding – Thoughts from Those Living with Dementia

Sept. 13th, 2016, We discussed with our panel of experts diagnosed with dementia their thoughts on the Alzheimer’s Walk.  How the walk is structured, what supports are in place for those living with dementia that attend, what is the purpose, of the walk and how funds are used.
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Our Expert Panel Today, Each Living with Dementia Are:
Michael Ellenbogen
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Craig Hanke
Laurie Scherrer
Susan Suchan

Facilitated By:
Lori La Bey, founder of http://www.AlzheimerSpeaks.com

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Have you ever walked into a room and forgotten why you entered it?  Listen below.

 

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Dementia Chats Educational Webinar Recorded Session – March 10th 2015

Dementia Chats Educational Webinar

Recorded Session – March 10th, 2015

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Another Step

Another Step

By: Michelle Remold

Since first hearing about Alzheimer’s Speaks and meeting Lori La Bey, I thought the Memory Café she had in Roseville was a great idea. It wasn’t like any other group I had heard of. In fact a story about the Memory Café on a local news station is what caught my interest about Alzheimer’s Speaks.

A few weeks ago I was able to see the Memory Café in person. I was impressed with the flow of the group and how supportive everyone was of those in the group. Their commitment to attending the Memory Café was evident as well. When I left, I was inspired to facilitate a group such as Lori’s.

Prior to visiting the Memory Café, I was in the process of setting up my own. The Memory Café I will be facilitating starts up in two weeks. The responses to starting a Memory Café in the community has been great. There appears to be a lot of excitement behind the beginning of the group.

Once deciding upon a start date for the Memory Café, I have worked on learning how to help the group be successful. I have read as much information as I can and have sat in on various support groups to learn more about group dynamics. I have to say that while I am nervous to be starting a Memory Café in my community, I am anxious to see how the group progresses.

Since meeting Lori and learning about Alzheimer’s Speaks, I have learned so much and have been able to expand my skill set. I am excited to be able to facilitate a Memory Café and to start on this next step in my journey to help those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

???????????????????????????????Michelle graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology: Social Sciences and a minor in Family Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Aging Studies and Nursing Home Administration from Minnesota State University Mankato.


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